Fly-tippers have dumped a large pile of builder’s waste on a road in Stonnall.
Lichfield District Council is appealing for information after it was called out to clear insulation, plasterboard, rubbish bags and a shed roof from Gravelly Lane on November 20.
Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet member for operational services, leisure and waste, said the local authority would take action if the culprits are found.
“The person who fly-tipped this rubbish has committed a criminal offence,” he said. “We suspect it was left by either an unscrupulous builder or an individual or company that took money to dispose of the rubbish at a registered site, but dumped it in our district instead and pocketed the money they were paid to properly dispose of it.
“We hope community members will come forward if they think they may have seen suspicious behaviour in or around Gravelly Lane or recognise the rubbish.
“The penalty for fly-tipping can be a large fine and even a significant prison term, but we can only prosecute if we can find the person or company responsible.”
Cllr Eadie added that anyone who pays someone to get rid of rubbish should carry out sufficient checks.
He said: “It’s important to remember that we all have a duty of care when employing others to dispose of our waste. So, when employing a builder, gardener, or house clearance company, don’t forget to check they are licensed with the Environment Agency to legally remove your waste.
“If they are not, don’t use them as you may end up becoming a fly-tipper indirectly, and could be fined up to £5,000.”
Anyone with information on fly-tipping or the incident in Stonnall can call 01543 308999 or visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/reportit.